Arrival of the boats
This is a wonderful picture of J. Maris, who literally draws you into the daily life of the people of Scheveningen.
Day after day the inhabitants gathered at the beach to wait for the arrival of the fishing boats, to pull them ashore and to sight the catch.
And by the skillful choice of perspective, it seems as if we are in their midst.
It is one of the pictures taken after Maris joined the Hague School, founded around 1870.
This meant a break with his previous work, which was characterized by his devotion to 17th century artists. But by encountering the style founded by Jozef Israel, Jacob Maris developed a new way of expression, characterized by the use of foggy grey and brown colors.
As you can see in this picture.